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Main Street Bridge in downtown Bellevue to close Monday morning, June 13

Posted 06/09/2022

BELLEVUE – Travelers in downtown Bellevue should prepare for a long-term bridge closure starting the morning of Monday, June 13.

Washington’s litter prevention campaign aims to curb roadside debris

Posted 06/06/2022

Every year, more than 12 million pounds of litter ends up on Washington’s roadways and up to 40% - almost 5 million pounds - comes from unsecured cargo blowing out of trucks and cars.

One down, one to go! First of two emergency slide repair projects wrap up on SR 112 in Clallam County

Posted 06/03/2022

PORT ANGELES – After nine weeks of construction, the Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 112 at milepost 32 near Jim Creek in Clallam County.

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings on June 14 and 15, ahead of peak summer service

Posted 06/02/2022

SEATTLE – Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are invited to attend one of two upcoming Washington State Ferries virtual public meetings to hear updates and ask questions about the ferry system.

New roadway surface coming to SR 7 in Tacoma and Spanaway this summer

Posted 05/31/2022

Starting Monday, June 6, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove and replace almost 10 miles of worn asphalt on both directions of SR 7 in two separate work zones. Two work zones cover 10 miles starting near SR 507 and from SR 512 to South 38th Street.

SR 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores reduced to one-way alternating traffic

Posted 05/25/2022

Travelers who use State Route 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores will want to plan for additional travel time. Until further notice, a 25-mph speed limit and one-way alternating traffic is in place approaching Grass Creek Bridge.  

Three ferry routes back at pre-pandemic service levels for start of busy season

Posted 05/24/2022

SEATTLE – May is the start of the busy travel season for Washington State Ferries. Service has returned to pre-pandemic levels on the Seattle/Bainbridge, Mukilteo/Clinton and Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes. However, people driving on board should still plan for long waits across the system over Memorial Day weekend.

Work to repair five state bridge decks kicks off in early June

Posted 05/23/2022

As warmer conditions arrive in the Pacific Northwest, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repair five bridges in Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties. Work will begin in early June. The project will repair areas of the driving surfaces which are showing…

Online open house offers first glimpse of future State Route 509 expressway using 3D model

Posted 05/23/2022

SEATAC – Members of the public are invited to an online open house to learn more about current designs and planning for the final stage (Stage 2) of the State Route 509 Completion Project in south King County. The online open house will also include the release of a 3D video tour of the full project, modeled from…

That’s a wrap! US 101 Cosi Hill slope stabilization work complete

Posted 05/20/2022

COSMOPOLIS – A smoother ride has arrived for US 101 travelers between Aberdeen and Raymond. Crews finished paving at milepost 78 in Grays Harbor County on Friday, May 20. The highway reopened to two-way travel following previous intermittent lane closures from hillside damage and then roadway repairs. Construction is…

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.